The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive 'Border Tuner' is visible this month from both cities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
All the news from the ”Dallas suburb” of Marfa and the ”adjacent” regions of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
A pair of Mexico City’s best-known chefs team up to host benefit dinners that shine a light on all that unites this binational community.
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
A reflection on the recent shooting that left at least 22 people dead.
The El Pasoan reflects on violence in her hometown, and why it’s important for the Latinx community to tell their own stories.
After last weekend's mass shooting, Ruben Martinez created the viral #ElPasoChallenge to inspire random acts of kindness.
During her set at the Chicago music festival, the pop-country star decried last weekend’s mass shootings.
What the rest of the country will see in the days to come is a city of resilience, compassion, and honesty.
At a jam-packed blood bank, El Pasoans said they were proud of their hometown and expressed dismay that an outsider could wreak such havoc on their city—one of the safest in the country.
One of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history took place on Saturday afternoon.
Frustrated by the perception of the border as a lawless land, two native sons embarked on a 1,200-mile journey to capture, through a series of images and letters, the region’s untold stories.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
With just three weeks until his new album, ’Free Spirit,’ the singer from the city of the 915 played the songs that made him a star one last time.
El Paso’s favorite adopted son teams up with British superproducers Disclosure to preview his April album release.
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
The city's congresswoman says that Trump lied about the west Texas city during his state of the union speech.
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
The pop star, forever from the city of the 915, releases his new EP.
The film from Spike Lee and Jordan Peele is based on the experiences of El Pasoan Ron Stallworth.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from…
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a 'Texas Monthly Reporter' podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
Diana Natalicio is believed to be the longest serving president of a public university in the country.
The film captures the lives of three student-athletes in El Paso and the dual nature of the U.S.–Mexico border.
As construction begins for Trump’s project near El Paso, debate turns to nomenclature instead of immigration.
Every room has a spectacular view in this ultramodern house that makes the most of its surroundings.
For an affordable stay in a new city, with built-in friends.
Republican congressman is among the most vulnerable in the nation.
In our westernmost city, cultural boundaries are as fluid as the Rio Grande.
After a short run of festival dates in 2012, the El Paso rock heroes return with new music and a world tour.
Back in April, I gave El Paso some tough love. I had tried and failed to find good barbecue there, and I wrote about my futile search in an article called “BBQ in Far West Texas? I’ll Paso.” With a headline like that, it’s no surprise that the piece resulted in…
Reproductive Services will become the first shuttered clinic to reopen its doors after HB2, but its future is still unclear.
The music sharing service shows how little Dallas and Houston have in common, how Austin loves critical darlings, and how much Aggies love Aggies.
Our state flag kicks ass seven ways from Sunday. Maybe that’s why the vast majority of our city flags are terrible.
Neighborhoods in both Austin and El Paso have subdivisions with streets named after famous Olympians—including the 1976 Decathlon gold medalist who earned that medal when she went by the name “Bruce Jenner.” What do you do with those streets now that she’s living as Caitlyn?
“I can’t breathe.” Yet again.
More like the fun police, are we right?
On January 18, 1910, a newspaper advertisement for Watson’s Grocery included “Smoked Brisket Beef” for thirty cents per pound. It’s the earliest advertisement for smoked brisket that I have found in Texas, and it was in El Paso. With such a long history of smoking briskets you’d think they would…
They’ve been smoking briskets over mesquite since Tony’s The Pit Bar-B-Q opened in 1958. Tony Vargas Sr. started the place, but according to Martha Vargas, it was her husband Tony Vargas Jr. that’s responsible for its most famous menu item – brisket hash. Mrs. Vargas recited the ingredient list without…
Returning to El Paso and finding that you can’t go home again. Or maybe you can.